Morenci Wrestling wins state in record fashion

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: Cody Torres gets an advantage over Thatcher sophomore Cooper Udall en route to a third period pin during a dual during the regular season. The Morenci 152-pound junior is one of five individual state champions for Morenci.

Team has five individual state champions

Staff Reports

SAN TAN VALLEY – The Morenci Wrestling team captured the Division IV State Championship in commanding fashion on Wednesday by recording a state-record 301 points. 

Five wrestlers earned individual state championships; freshman Breck Williams defeated Yuma Catholic’s Mickey Doerr to win the 106-pound division; sophomore Soloman Lucero defeated Seton Catholic’s Lucas Eviston to with the 120-pound division; senior Marcus Morales defeated Yuma Catholic’s Jacob Navarro in the 126-pound division; junior Cody Torres pinned Willcox’s Oren Allsup in the 152-pound division, and sophomore Trez Rodriguez defeated Parker’s Abraham Silva in the 220-pound division. 

In addition to Morenci taking the team state title, Thatcher finished in fourth place with 137.5 points, with Brayden Oliver and Jesse Green finishing as individual runner-ups.

The Gila Herald should have a full write-up by Raymundo Frasquillo published on Friday.  

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: Arizona Christian bound Marcus Morales escapes from a takedown by Globe junior John Martinez. The Morenci 126-pound senior went undefeated this year and captured an individual state championship.
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